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  • Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho pours ink over himself for ALS

    August 23, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho (Vo-karu) has uploaded a video onto YouTube regarding the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'.Kiryuin, who was nominated by Kishidan's Ayanokoji Sho, stated, "I wanted to pour ice water over myself, but Golden Bomber is in the middle of a nationwide tour, and I don't want to catch a cold, so I will not [pour ice water]." He then declared that he would be donating money to the cause. However, as a performer himse

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  • AKB48's Yokoyama Yui opens her official Twitter account

    January 20, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    On January 20th, AKB48 member Yokoyama Yui launched her official Twitter account. She has already over 50,000 followers, and among those she follows are fellow member Umeda Ayaka, SKE48's Matsui Rena, and Rakuten Golden Eagles' Tanaka Masahiro.  There are many Twitter accounts who claim to be Yokoyama, but her official account name is "@Yui_yoko1208". Her first tweet says "I'm Yokoyama Yui of AKB48! I started Twitter! Please treat me kindly!" In

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  • StylipS announce the graduation of 2 members + 1st best-of album

    April 20, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    StylipS has announced that members Ishihara Kaori and Ogura Yui will be graduating from the group. The girls decided on their graduation after deeply thinking about various things, such as the coexistence of their schedule and school work, from many different angles. From now on, StylipS will welcome new members and plan to restart their activities with the slogan, "we want to grant our dreams together, the voice acting unit of our generat

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/08~04/14

    April 15, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294325" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'35 Sai no Koukousei' (NTV)"][/caption] More than a handful of spring dramas have premiered last week. Fuji TV unveiled both of their Tuesday prime time dramas on the same date and both of them began with a mediocre start. Neither 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' - starring Matsushita Nao - nor 'Kasuka na Kanojo' - starring Katori Shingo, were able to impress with great ra

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  • Drama 'Legal High' to return with a 2nd season

    April 14, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    As announced earlier this year, a special episode of Fuji TV's lawyer comedy drama 'Legal High' - starring Sakai Masato - aired this past weekend. At the end of the special, the producers revealed that the drama would return for a full second season this fall. In the drama, Sakai portrays an eccentric lawyer named 'Komikado Kensuke' who has never lost a lawsuit in his career and boasts that justice can be bought by money. However, during t

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  • FRIDAY reports yui is in a relationship

    April 14, 2013 @ 2:39 am

    Weekly tabloid 'FRIDAY' has reported, in the April 12th issue, that FLOWER FLOWER's vocalist/guitarist yui is in a relationship. According to sources, yui's new boyfriend is rock band People In The Box's vocalist/guitarist Hatano Hirofumi. The band made their major debut in 2009 with the mini-album, "Ghost Apple". The two met at a live venue. Since last year, yui had been personally participating in lives during spare moments from her s

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  • YUI to resume her musical activities as a part of band "FLOWER FLOWER"

    April 4, 2013 @ 1:21 am

    It was revealed that singer-songwriter YUI, who halted her musical activities at the end of last year, will resume her activities as part of rock band "FLOWER FLOWER." The band will perform at live event "JAPAN JAM 2013" which will be held at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST on May 4th. FLOWER FLOWER is the band formed by YUI herself after she called to her the musicians she respected, and she serves as the vocalist and guitarist of the band with

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  • BoA and Kawamura Ryuichi to sing theme songs for daytime drama, 'Hakui no Namida'

    March 30, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    BoA and Kawamura Ryuichi will be singing the theme songs for Fuji TV's upcoming daytime drama, 'Hakui no Namida', which starts on April 1st. 'Hakui no Namida' is set in a general hospital in a quiet town near the seaside. The protagonist will be played by Mizuno Miki, and her husband will be played by Nagai Masaru. The opening theme will be BoA's new song, "Tail of Hope", which she'll be releasing as her new single early-summer.

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  • KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi graduates from Waseda University

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    On March 26th, KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi (29) graduated the correspondence course in the Department of Human Behavior and Environment Sciences at Waseda University. He attended the graduation ceremony held at the Waseda Campus and also held a press conference after the ceremony. Nakamaru appeared in Haori and Hakama (Japanese male formal attire), and said with diploma in hand, "I can clearly feel the graduation after receiving this (diplom

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  • Former SKE48 member Matsushita Yui to release her solo debut single

    March 25, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    It was announced that Matsushita Yui will make a solo debut under Tokuma Japan Communications, and her 1st single "Shooting Star" is set for release on May 22. Matsushita was a member of  SKE48 since 2008, and she went on hiatus in order to receive treatment for osteochondritis dissecans on both of her ankles in 2010. However, as she needed to undergo long-term rehabilitation, and there was very little probability that she would be able to

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